Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord. ~Exodus 4:11
You don’t have to be motivated to move in your mission.
Do you know why?
As we study Moses, we see how unmotivated he was to become the man who parted the Red Sea, wrote the 10 Commandments, and facilitated a freedom movement for the Israelites. He had zero motivation and zero interest to move.
The other day I prayed and asked God to help with my weight journey. I made tons of changes to my diet and had some success. Yet, there is still room for improvement. Ultimately, I recognize that I need to add more exercise. I didn’t grow up valuing exercise. So, exercise doesn’t come easily nor is it something I innately desire. As I prayed that, he replied and said, “Rachel, you are waiting to be motivated to start working out. Stop waiting and move!”
What a boomerang moment. The word I shared with you previously came right back at me. I love when that happens yet sometimes I don’t. When I become willing to move, things with my health and weight will improve even more. But I have to do my part.
Now, I can list many reasons why I don’t want to exercise. But those reasons, or excuses, won’t get me any closer to my goal.
When Moses had exhausted his list of excuses, God eventually became frustrated and allowed someone else to help him, but he didn’t remove the responsibility from him.
Let me get straight to the point, God isn’t going to take that responsibility away from you either. While you delay, he isn’t going to choose someone else to do what you have been putting off. We have been taught that if we put something off long enough, God may give it to someone else to do. When we avoid our difficult assignments we may convince ourselves of this, but that’s not the case. Moses, Jonah, and Jeremiah prove that avoidance does not remove our responsibility for the assignment.
You have been chosen to be his vessel that brings heaven to earth. The sooner you start your mission, the sooner you can see what’s on the other side and what’s next.
So where do you go from here?
Let me ask you, are you willing to obey God?
Then you start by moving.
Start the business
Homeschool the children
Launch the ministry
Apply for the home loan
Write the book proposal
Interview for the position
Join the writer’s program
Sign up for mentoring
Are you ready to see results?
Do you want to accomplish what God has called you to do?
He isn’t going to send anyone else, he is sending you. What an honor to be chosen to do great work for the creator of Heaven and Earth. Let’s partner with him today.
Oh and by the way, just like with Moses, when we are willing to move in our mission, although we are not motivated, we get to experience something wonderful, miracles. So let’s move!